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Support Music Creators and the Fair Play Fair Pay Act

At A2IM  one of our most important core principles is supporting music and the artists who create it.

And the U.S. Congress has given us a chance to do just that. But we need your help.

Just recently, a group of elected officials in Washington, D.C. introduced the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. This bipartisan bill is designed to restore a fundamental American principle of fairness to music: People who work should be paid for their efforts, particularly when others are making a profit from it.

Currently, big radio corporations earn billions of dollars by playing artists’ tracks without paying artists a cent. The legislation restores much needed fairness to our current system and ensures that featured and backup artists and musicians will receive royalties when their work is played on AM/FM radio. The legislation would also restore fairness for artists whose works were recorded before 1972 and end satellite radio’s special “grandfathered” below-market, rate.

With your support, we have a real chance to make sure the Fair Play Fair Pay Act is enacted into law. There is genuine momentum for performance rights and support for true copyright reform has never been stronger. We need your help to seize on this historic opportunity and defend artists’ rights for fair compensation no matter where their music is heard.

Take a moment to visit our advocacy action center to write to your Member of Congress in support of music creators and the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. It only takes a minute to add your voice to the chorus of support for American music creators.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
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